The Bloody HD Camera Wars Are Coming

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 25, 2014

The most important emerging trend in video surveillance today is the emergence of non-IP HD cameras.

But the conflicting go-to-market strategies and the weaknesses of each participant are likely to make this a bloody fight that risks undermining its potential.

In this note, we analyze the competitive positioning of the main players (such as Dahua CVI, Hikvision TVI, AHD, SDI and traditional IP players like Axis) and how this is likely to play out.

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